Jennifer Lopez has left her record label, Sony's Epic Records, after 11 years. The singer/actress parted ways with Sony thanks to a mutual agreement with the company's chairman, Rob Stringer.
"Jennifer had a wonderful relationship with the Sony Music group, and they have shared many successes together, but the time was right to make a change that best serves the direction her career as an actress and recording artist," said Lopez's manager, Benny Medina. "She is grateful and appreciative to everyone Sony for all that they accomplished together."
According to music industry sources, Lopez's last two singles - "Louboutins" and "Fresh Out the Oven" - fulfilled the terms of her contract with Epic. Her unfinished album, Love?, which is said to feature production work from the Neptunes and Darkchild, is still expected to be released sometime this year on J-Lo's new label.
It has been reported that Lopez will not be leaving the music industry and that she is already in talks with another record label. She is reportedly looking into signing with Island Def Jam, home to Kanye West, Mariah Carey and Rihanna.
In other news, Lopez will host this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live.
by RTT Staff Writer
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